How do I apply?
You apply through www.universityadmissions.se, you will find all information about the application process under the tab “Find out more”.
What scholarships are available?
You can find information about different types of scholarships for our master's programmes on our Scholarships page.
Am I eligible to study my programme of interest?
We are sorry, but we cannot evaluate your eligibility before a complete application is made - this is done through www.universityadmissions.se.
What does ECTS mean?
ECTS stands for "European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System". This is the system that European countries typically use to help students move between countries for study, and have their academic qualifications abroad recognised.
60 ECTS are the equivalent of a full year of study. A bachelor degree (first cycle) usually consists of 180 of 240 ECTS credits. Most master's programmes (second cycle) in Sweden require a minium of 180 ECTS credits - three years of higher education study.
If you have a GPA score, there is no direct conversion to ECTS - you should instead look first at whether you passed all of the courses at bachelor level to get an idea of your credits count. Contact UniversityAdmissions directly for further advice.
More information about the ECTS can be found here: European Commission - ECTS
Can I work while studying?
Any student only studying for one year will likely not be able to work at all, as you require a "personnummer" (Swedish identity number) to be able to work and pay taxes. This number can only be applied for if you can prove you will be in the country for at more than 12 months.
If you are studying a two-year programme, there are occasionally some part-time jobs available, but this is not guaranteed. For students requiring a visa, you will need to have funds to support yourself during your whole studies to meet the visa funding requirements. You should not be reliant on work to support your study or living costs.
Can I transition to PhD studies easily after graduating a master's programme?
Some of our master's programmes are embedded within institutions with numerous research positions frequently available. Our programmes are also often research-oriented, which will help you if you intend to continue studying after graduating.
That being said, it is not guaranteed - your primary focus should be on completing your master's study, while your secondary focus can be discussing PhD options with your programme leader during study.
What are my career prospects after graduating?
Each master's programme prepares you in different ways for careers within your chosen field of study. However, if you intend to work in Sweden specifically after graduating, you will most likely need to have a good understanding of the Swedish language to secure work.
Students who are eligible for a personal number can gain access to free Swedish lessons offered by the government. This will give you the opportunity to learn Swedish outside of your studies, to help prepare you for working in Sweden after graduating.
Students that do not have a personal number - Swedish identity number - will not be able to access this servicen, so would need to look at ways to learn the language separately and find employers who can support your application for a personal number after graduating.